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Inspiring Conceptual Sculpture, Assemblage, Performance & Installation

Herminio Alvarez . M.30, 2010

mixed media, installation dimensions variable, © Robert Whitman, courtesy Pace Gallery / Photo by: Ellen Page Wilson, courtesy Pace Gallery

"Die Ordnung der Engel" ("The Hierarchy of the Angels"; 2000), by Anselm Kiefer. Oil, emulsion, shellac, and linen clothes on canvas. Here on display at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Pipilotti Rist — Installation view

Artists — Pipilotti Rist — Images and clips — Hauser & Wirth

Caddis fly larvae protect their developing bodies by building themselves sheaths of silk and incorporating substances found in their habitats. Artist Hubert Duprate placed a group of Caddis fly larvae into a tank with gold and other precious substances for the larvae to spin into their sheaths.

Aude Moreau, "Tapis de sucre (Sugar Carpet)", Smack Mellon, Brooklyn. This delicate installation is comprised of two tons of refined white sugar meticulously spread into an oversized carpet embellished with Persian rug motifs. Referring to domestic comfort, the use of refined sugar within the gallery’s industrial space also aims to spotlight the overlooked and undervalued process of production.